PO Box 9162
Section of Hematology/Oncology
1st Floor MBRCC
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Co-Leader, Sara Crile Allen & James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program
- West Virginia University WVU Cancer Institute
- WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
- MD, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, 1994
Ten Most Recent:
Quantification of anaplastic lymphoma kinase protein expression in non-small cell lung cancer tissues from patients treated with crizotinib.
Hembrough T, Liao WL, Hartley CP, Ma PC, Velcheti V, Lanigan C, Thyparambil S, An E, Monga M, Krizman D, Burrows J, Tafe LJ.
Clin Chem. 2016;62(1):252-261.
Simpson's paradox - aggregating and partitioning populations in health disparities of lung cancer patients.
Fu P, Panneerselvam A, Clifford B, Dowlati A, Ma PC, Zeng G, Halmos B, Leidner R.
Stat Methods Med Res. 2015;24(6):937-948.
MET receptor juxtamembrane Exon 14 alternative spliced variant: novel cancer genomic predictive biomarker.
Cancer Discov. 2015;5(8):802-805.
High MET receptor expression but not gene amplification in ALK 2p23 rearrangement positive non-small-cell lung cancer.
Feng Y, Minca EC, Lanigan C, Liu A, Zhang W, Yin L, Pennell NA, Farver C, Tubbs RR, Ma PC.
J Thorac Oncol. 2014;9(5):646-653.
ALK status testing in non-small-cell lung carcinoma by FISH on ThinPrep slides with cytology material.
Minca EC, Lanigan CP, Reynolds JP, Wang Z, Ma PC, Cicenia J, Almeida FA, Pennell NA, Tubbs RR.
J Thorac Oncol. 2014;9(4):464-468.
RET-rearranged lung adenocarcinomas with lymphangitic spread, psammoma bodies, and clinical responses to cabozantinib.
Mukhopadhyay S, Pennell NA, Ali SM, Ross JS, Ma PC, Velcheti V.
J Thorac Oncol. 2014;9(11):1714-1719.
EGFR mutational genotyping of liquid based cytology samples obtained via fine needle aspiration (FNA) at endobronchial ultrasound of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Reynolds JP, Tubbs RR, Minca EC, MacNamara S, Almeida FA, Ma PC, Pennell NA, Cicenia JC.
Lung Cancer. 2014;86(2):158-163.
Phase II trial of sorafenib in conjunction with chemotherapy and as maintenance therapy in extensive-stage small cell lung cancer.
Sharma N, Pennell NA, Nickolich M, Halmos B, Ma PC, Mekhail T, Fu P, Dowlati A.
Invest New Drugs. 2014;32(2):362-368.
Critical structure sparing in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for central lung lesions: helical tomotherapy vs. volumetric modulated arc therapy.
Chi A, Ma PC, Fu G, Hobbs GR, Welsh JS, Nguyen NP, Jang SY, Dai J, Jin J, Komaki R.
PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e59729
Choroidal metastases responsive to crizotinib therapy in a lung adenocarcinoma patient with ALK 2p23 fusion identified by ALK immunohistochemistry.
Feng Y, Singh AD, Lanigan C, Tubbs RR, Ma PC.
J Thorac Oncol. 2013;8(12):e109-e111.
Honors and Awards
1996 Crang-Fallis Family Medicine Resident Research Award University of Toronto, ON, Canada
2002 Young Investigator Award - Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)/Ortho-Janssen Biotech Research Foundation
2002 Young Investigator Award - American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
2003 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)-AstraZeneca-Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation Fellowship in Translational Lung Cancer Research (2003-06)
2003 American Cancer Society (ACS) - Institutional Research Grant Award: University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, University of Chicago
2004 Travel Fellowship Award - Targeted Therapies for the Treatment of Lung Cancer Investigator Meeting, San Diego, CA (Top 3 Abstracts)
2004 American Cancer Society (ACS) - LUNGevity Foundation Lung Cancer Treatment Research Award (2004-06)
2005 NIH/National Cancer Institute- K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (2005-10)
2006 American Cancer Society (ACS) - Institutional Research Grant (IRG) Award - Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
2006 Ohio Cancer Research Associates: “Give New Ideas a Chance” Research Grant Award (2006-08)
2006 Clinical Research Award (Best Clinical Science Presentation) & Travel Award: ECOG-Aventis Young Investigators Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2008 Travel Award, Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium for Thoracic Oncology 2008
2008 Marquis’ Who’s Who (2008 – Present)
2009 Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC) Core Facilities Utilization Pilot Grant Award, Case Western Reserve University
2010 Department of Defense, Congressional Directed Medical Research Program, Lung Cancer Research Program, Lung Cancer Promising Clinician Research Grant Award (2010-13)
2011 Ohio Cancer Research Associates “Seed Money Cancer Research Award”. Recognition for Outstanding Lung Cancer Research
2011 Pfizer Fellowship in Oncology Grant (Mentor to Dr. Yan Feng) (2011-13)
2012 Innovator Award, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
2013-14 Best Doctor (Medical Oncology), Cleveland Magazine
2013 Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute Chair’s Innovative Research Fund Award
2014 Eminent Scholar in Lung Cancer Research, West Virginia University, WV
2015 WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pilot Grant Award
2015 West Virginia University – Marshall University Health Grants Partnership Award
2016-21 Top Doc – Global Directory of Who’s Who
Membership in Professional Societies
Associate: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
Membership: International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center) (2005-2014), Cleveland Clinic Chest Cancer Center (Faculty Staff) (2010-2014), Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, West Virginia University (2014- ), WV-Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) (2015- ), Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) Program, WVU Graduate Studies (2014- ).
Member, Cooperative Clinical Trial Groups:
2000-2003 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
2003-2005 Cancer And Leukemia Group B (CALGB)
2005-2014 Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
2013- South West Oncology Group (SWOG)
09/2015- ECOG-ACRIN: WVU Site Principal Investigator (P.I.)
About Patrick Ma
Dr. Patrick Ma is an Associate Professor and Director of Lung Cancer Program at the WVU Cancer Institute at the West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, U.S.A. He is a translational clinician-scientist and co-leader of the Sara Crile Allen and Frederick James Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program at WVUCI. Prior to his WVU arrival, Dr. Ma was Director of Aerodigestive Oncology Translational Research Program in Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Dr. Ma is a native from Hong Kong where he completed his B.Sc. degree. He then went on to complete his M.Sc. graduate studies in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, medical school (M.D. degree) as well as family medicine residency postgraduate training at the University of Toronto in Canada. He then came to Boston, U.S.A. where he further completed Internal Medicine residency and also Hematology/Oncology fellowship training at the Tufts Medical Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He has considerable expertise in translational and clinical research in lung cancer signaling, genomics, metabolomics and precision therapy. At WVU Cancer Institute, Dr. Ma leads a multidisciplinary lung cancer program to impact cancer disparity in the state of West Virginia. Dr. Ma also chairs the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Tumor Board Conference and Molecular Tumor Board Conference to bring personalized cancer therapy to the patients. He serves as research mentor in the WVU Cancer Cell Biology Ph.D. program. He has authored over 75 scientific papers and reviews as well as 5 book chapters. He is the principle investigator in a number of thoracic and molecular basket clinical trial studies, with his research work published in scientific journals such as Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, and New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Ma also served as the Tumor Biology Track Leader in the Scientific Program Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018 annual meeting.
Sara Crile Allen & James Frederick Allen Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program
Grants and Research
Patient Care Information
- Cancer / Oncology
- Hematology/Oncology (Cancer)
- Medical Oncology (Cancer)
- Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Boston, MA, 1999
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
Other Speciality Training, Thoracic Oncology Research Fellowship
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA